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ERIC Number: ED627104
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2022-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Seldom-Heard Voices: Adult Literacy in the UK. A National Literacy Trust Research Report
Teravainen-Goff, Anne; Flynn, Michael; Riad, Lara; Cole, Aimee; Clark, Christina
National Literacy Trust
The UK continues to face a huge adult-literacy challenge, with a sizeable percentage of the UK adult population having very low literacy skills. In addition to highlighting the literacy challenge in the UK, this report shows these individuals experience negative impacts on personal relationships, wellbeing, health, and education, as well as a greater risk of unemployment or being in low-paid work. In addition to many people struggling with low literacy skills, the report also showed that there are also many negative perceptions around, and attitudes towards, literacy. If more action is not taken to tackle low literacy in adults, there is the risk of perpetuating and reinforcing an intergenerational cycle of disadvantage.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Literacy Trust (United Kingdom)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)
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